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AMAZON: Is Amazon Good for the U.S. Economy and American Workers?
Is Amazon good for American workers and the economy? Be sure to check out Issues & Controversies’ complete and unbiased coverage of this divisive issue. Here is a sample of the pro/con arguments on both sides of the issue.
|SUPPORTERS ARGUE||OPPONENTS ARGUE|
|Amazon earned its success through constant innovation and commitment to customers, not through anticompetitive behavior. Amazon offers high-paying jobs to hundreds of thousands of Americans. Antitrust action against the company would only hurt consumers.||Amazon has bullied and bought its way to domination in the online market, hurting small retailers and brick-and-mortar stores in the process. It exploits its workforce and leaves them vulnerable to injury. Congress must level the playing field by breaking up Amazon.|
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